March 23, 2008
The next peeing Calvin

You know those little white-on-black car window stickers that say "W The President"? They were a great achievement in iconography - elegant, eye-catching, and for awhile at least, ubiquitous - whose success is marked by the many imitations (Kinky Friedman's "K The Governor"), parodies ("F The President", "M The Moron"), and variants (Mark Bennett's "V The Amendment" is my favorite so far) it has spawned.

I think we're about to enter a new era for these stickers. I saw the following on a car the other day, and thankfully happened to have my camera with me that day:

I'm not exactly sure what the message is that this is trying to convey, but I don't think it matters. It made me wonder how far from the original image these offshoots will eventually go, and if we'll eventually forget that there was an original image from which these things descended. For now, I just thought it was amusing. What's the most interesting variant on the W sticker you've seen?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 23, 2008 to Society and cultcha